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      07-15-2020, 07:59 PM   #89
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For the love of God, Ford--

PUT A MT WITH THE BIGGER ENGINE.

Sheesh.
There are tons of tuning options for the 2.3. It's the motor that was in the Focus RS and the Mustang. I have no reservations about it, shouldn't be hard to tune the 2.3L well past stock 2.7L numbers. Assuming they get around to offering the Sasquatch with a manual, otherwise I'd probably just do a Badlands with the 33's.
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      07-15-2020, 08:16 PM   #90
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Still you wouldn’t believe the amount of quality issues on the first MY cars.
There are tons of issues that escape pv, ctf, etc. that gets addressed on later revisions.
I work in automotive quality, with first-hand experiences in OEM build lines and final inspections.
I’m not going to convince you otherwise because it’s your own money..
But I personally would never buy the first MY, especially a brand new platform.
I'll stick with my assertations regarding modern computer aided design, engineering, test and manufacturing vs. a 60 year old adage regarding 1st year quality to wait for the manufacturer "to get the bugs out". Based on my manufacturing engineering background and personal automotive buying experience.
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      07-15-2020, 08:29 PM   #91
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There are tons of tuning options for the 2.3. It's the motor that was in the Focus RS and the Mustang. I have no reservations about it, shouldn't be hard to tune the 2.3L well past stock 2.7L numbers. Assuming they get around to offering the Sasquatch with a manual, otherwise I'd probably just do a Badlands with the 33's.
I think we all should wait until the New Bronco actually comes out and is driven and the engine power output specs are published. That Ford even puts a manual transmission in the the truck at all should be celebrated. The 2.3L in Mustang guise makes 310 HP and 350 tq at 3,000 RPM, which is nothing to sneeze at IMO.
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      07-15-2020, 10:09 PM   #92
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Who’s ready for 25% off sticker on new Rubicons?

Everything about the Bronco is more appealing than Jeep right now. I think the quality is going to better on the Jeep, though. The Wrangler and Gladiator are pretty good these days. The Bronco interior looks a bit cheap.
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      07-15-2020, 10:14 PM   #93
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I think the quality is going to better on the Jeep, though.
That's..... pretty much a sentence I never thought I'd see.

I remember the interior trim literally peeling off of brand-new Wagoneers and parts falling off brand-new jeeps at auto shows.
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That's..... pretty much a sentence I never thought I'd see.

I remember the interior trim literally peeling off of brand-new Wagoneers and parts falling off brand-new jeeps at auto shows.
Yep. The new Wrangler and Gladiator are very well put together. I was impressed when I rented one.
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      07-16-2020, 06:44 AM   #95
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There are tons of tuning options for the 2.3. It's the motor that was in the Focus RS and the Mustang. I have no reservations about it, shouldn't be hard to tune the 2.3L well past stock 2.7L numbers. Assuming they get around to offering the Sasquatch with a manual, otherwise I'd probably just do a Badlands with the 33's.
Personally, I'd still go with the 4 cylinder version just because of the MT. I think it suits a car with this personality (no roof, no doors), even though I'd probably never offroad it. I know, poser.

But I'm generally not a giant fan of 4 cylinders.
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      07-16-2020, 07:31 AM   #96
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I'll stick with my assertations regarding modern computer aided design, engineering, test and manufacturing vs. a 60 year old adage regarding 1st year quality to wait for the manufacturer "to get the bugs out". Based on my manufacturing engineering background and personal automotive buying experience.
Its more like 60 days now, but with warranty it really doesnt matter.
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      07-16-2020, 07:49 AM   #97
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It's interesting how car design can evoke emotions. I'm definitely not in the market or target audience for a SUV / offroader but am excited and for a quick second even contemplated picking one up.

What is BMW doing that is getting people excited? Hog nosed M cars?
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That adage is about 35 years outdated. With the advent of computers to aid modeling, design, testing, and manufacturing, vehicles have vastly improved in base-year overall quality. In fact, my opinion is it is critical now for any manufacturer to get its vehicles "right" at introduction based on social media hype. In fact, I'd say buying first year is actually better, because quality issues arise once the manufacturer tries to get cost out of the production in to following production years.

My "first year" E90 is an example I can point to. It's now reached past 14 years and 390,000 miles. Based on my following of issues for the E9X series on E90 post, the earlier versions were less problematic.
But the mid cycle refresh after a year or two always adds more options and sometimes better styling cues. They have to add something to the vehicles to keep them interesting. Also the first year cars rarely have any negotiating room on price since the public all want the latest and greatest thing. Personally I think a mid cycle is the best value in my opinion.
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      07-16-2020, 08:44 AM   #100
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I'll stick with my assertations regarding modern computer aided design, engineering, test and manufacturing vs. a 60 year old adage regarding 1st year quality to wait for the manufacturer "to get the bugs out". Based on my manufacturing engineering background and personal automotive buying experience.
Tell that to the 2020 MKV Supra owners. 2021 makes more power, different cylinder head entirely, different pistons, different suspension, big infotainment only, etc. They got hosed.

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      07-16-2020, 09:12 AM   #101
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Tell that to the 2020 MKV Supra owners. 2021 makes more power, different cylinder head entirely, different turbo, different suspension, big infotainment only, etc. They got hosed.
So here are the differences between the '20 and '21 Supra:

From Auto Blog. "There’s more news for the 2021 Supra than just the four-cylinder, though. Toyota has upped the power output for the inline-six from 335 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque to 382 ponies and 368 pound-feet. You may recall those figures as the exact same numbers as the BMW Z4 M40i. Toyota claims the added power drops the 0-60 mph time from 4.1 seconds to 3.9 seconds. That extra power is thanks to a new dual-branch exhaust manifold that has six ports instead of two. A different piston design allowed the compression ratio to be dropped from 11:1 to 10.2:1, as well.

On top of the extra power, Toyota also re-tuned the chassis by increasing roll resistance by adding aluminum bracing in the engine bay between the strut towers and radiator support, fitting new bump stops and tweaking the damper tuning. Additionally, Toyota re-tuned the electric power steering system, adaptive suspension, stability control and the active differential. Toyota is claiming that the 2021 car is more stable through quick transitions. Lastly, there's a tech update, as Toyota has made the 8.8-inch infotainment standard, discontinuing the 6.5-inch screen."

So those are production changes to uplevel performance of the vehicle to improve its desirability to the consumer and not necessarily redesigns of parts to improve the build quality of the vehicle. The old adage of "don't buy a first-year production of anything" refers to the overall build quality of the vehicle. All cars get updated to improve performance or reduce manufacturing costs. It is well known that the E9X got de-contented over time as the currency changes between the US dollar and the EU Euro made BMWs more expensive to produce.

Changes to the Supra are not really any different than the E90 325i and the 328i once the 330i was dropped for the 335i.
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But the mid cycle refresh after a year or two always adds more options and sometimes better styling cues. They have to add something to the vehicles to keep them interesting. Also the first year cars rarely have any negotiating room on price since the public all want the latest and greatest thing. Personally I think a mid cycle is the best value in my opinion.
I'm not sure you understand what "don't buy the 1st year of anything" means. Same as the post above, you are talking about content/styling changes and not correcting design/manufacturing errors found once the vehicle is in full-rate production.
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Nice job Ford - the new Bronco is legit!

Based off the spec sheet I'd build an 4 door Outer Banks edition with brown leather, 12" display screen with B&O sound and tow hitch.

Live in FL so I most likely won't need crawl control leaving Costco.
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Nice job Ford - the new Bronco is legit!

Based off the spec sheet I'd build an 4 door Outer Banks edition with brown leather, 12" display screen with B&O sound and tow hitch.

Live in FL so I most likely won't need crawl control leaving Costco.
Unless you need to drive over a Prius
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The four door

I'm shocked at how awesome this vehicle is... I always liked the idea of a Jeep Wrangler, but just something about it always seemed off to me.

I was thinking of putting a reservation on Cybertruck, but after seeing this I'm not sure anymore.
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The four door

I'm shocked at how awesome this vehicle is... I always liked the idea of a Jeep Wrangler, but just something about it always seemed off to me.

I was thinking of putting a reservation on Cybertruck, but after seeing this I'm not sure anymore.
Better hurry, website already crashed on launch day. Ford is going to sell a lot of these bad boys.
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If the performance version of the Bronco is called the Warthog, it could not be bought in any other color than Cactus Grey
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If the performance version of the Bronco is called the Warthog, it could not be bought in any other color than Cactus Grey
I'm gonna buy a 4-door to go with my G22 4 series, and I think I might have some custom badges made to replace "Bronco" with "Chupathingy".
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It's too bad that the Bronco Sport will come ONLY with an AT.

The Sport is the more "commute/road friendly" version.

I don't need all of the rock crawling gears or a magic suspension.

BUT, I'd be interested in a Sport to replace my 2005 Element (MT)-- but an AT is just a non-starter for me.

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